Cali Kush must have been a no-brainer when it came time to name this strain given the popularity of Kush varieties in The Golden State. Its buds are large and dense with few leaves and not many pistils. The flowers will be light green shot through with icy blue and packed with trichomes throughout. Cali Kush buds have a fruity citrus aroma with the darker coffee notes of a kush. Spicier tones and the coffee kushness are more apparent in the taste. The indica-dominant variation of this hybrid has been more popular, but a sativa-dominant version has also been spotted.
California Kush is a nice, well rounded hybrid strain which is Indica dominant. It has nice large compact buds with a large number of leaves. The flowers will appear with the color light green mixed with a light ice type blue, and as a bonus, has trichomes scattered throughout. The aroma of the buds themselves are a fruity and somewhat citrusy smell, mixed with dark coffee undertones, all of which are present in the taste of the smoke. When smoking Cali Kush, spiciness replaces the fruity smell, and the coffee aroma is much more prominent. The side effects are nice and balanced, leaving you feeling happy, lazy, and sleepy but without giving you couchlock. Whilst it is mostly used for stress medically, its seen a lot of use to treat insomnia, pain, nausea, anxiety, and depression. The reported downsides include dry eyes and dry mouth, but dizziness and headaches are possible in some users. Some people have had the opposite occur, where instead of reducing anxiety, it increases it instead.